Els van der Kooij

List of John Benjamins publications for which Els van der Kooij plays a role.


Kooij, Els van der, Inge Zwitserlood and Onno A. Crasborn 2023 Strategies for new word formation in NGT: A case for simultaneous morphologySign Language & Linguistics 26:2, pp. 176–217
How do new words arise in a sign language? We present an empirical study of newly formed words in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). Five signers were asked to create new forms for known concepts for which word forms exist in NGT. Participants used sequential strategies for word formation,… read more | Article
Zwitserlood, Inge, Els van der Kooij and Onno A. Crasborn 2023 Units of sub-sign meaning in NGT: A toolbox for sub-sign meaning in a lexical databaseSign Language & Linguistics 26:2, pp. 276–322
This paper provides an overview of all the meaningful sub-sign form units (form-meaning units; FMUs) in lexical signs in Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT). We investigated the potential meaning of all form features that were previously established in analyses of NGT form by analyzing their… read more | Article
Kooij, Els van der and Onno A. Crasborn 2016 PhonologyThe Linguistics of Sign Languages: An introduction, Baker, Anne E., Beppie van den Bogaerde, Roland Pfau and Trude Schermer (eds.), pp. 251–278
Crasborn, Onno A., Els van der Kooij and Johan Ros 2012 On the weight of phrase-final prosodic words in a sign languageNew Methodologies in Sign Language Phonology: Papers from TISLR 10, Brentari, Diane and Ronnie B. Wilbur (eds.), pp. 11–38
This article seeks to explore a prosodic explanation for the frequent occurrence of pointing signs phrase-finally. Corpus data from Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT) show that indeed pointing signs occur highly frequently at the end of sentences, and an elicitation study shows that pointing… read more | Article
Crasborn, Onno A., Els van der Kooij, Dafydd Waters, Bencie Woll and Johanna Mesch 2008 Frequency distribution and spreading behavior of different types of mouth actions in three sign languagesSign Language & Linguistics 11:1, pp. 45–67
In this paper, we present a comparative study of mouth actions in three European sign languages: British Sign Language (BSL), Nederlandse Gebarentaal (Sign Language of the Netherlands, NGT), and Swedish Sign Language (SSL). We propose a typology for, and report the frequency distribution of, the… read more | Article
Crasborn, Onno A., Johanna Mesch, Dafydd Waters, Annika Nonhebel, Els van der Kooij, Bencie Woll and Brita Bergman 2007 Sharing sign language data online: Experiences from the ECHO projectInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 12:4, pp. 535–562
This article describes how new technological possibilities allow sign language researchers to share and publish video data and transcriptions online. Both linguistic and technological aspects of creating and publishing a sign language corpus are discussed, and standards are proposed for both… read more | Article
De Clerck, Elisabeth and Els van der Kooij 2005 Modifiable and intensifier self in Dutch and Sign Language of the NetherlandsLinguistics in the Netherlands 2005, Doetjes, Jenny and Jeroen van de Weijer (eds.), pp. 61–72
Crasborn, Onno A. and Els van der Kooij 2003 Base joint configuration in Sign Language of the Netherlands: Phonetic variation and phonological specificationThe Phonological Spectrum: Volume I: Segmental structure, Weijer, Jeroen van de, Vincent J. van Heuven and Harry van der Hulst (eds.), pp. 257–287
Crasborn, Onno A., Harry van der Hulst and Els van der Kooij 2001 SignPhon: A phonological database for sign languagesSign Transcription and Database Storage of Sign Information, Bergman, Brita, Penny Boyes Braem, Thomas Hanke and Elena Antinoro Pizzuto (eds.), pp. 215–228
This paper describes the SignPhon database, a tool for phonological research. The history and goal of the project are outlined, and the database is briefly compared to other projects like HamNoSys and SignStream. We present the structure of the database and an overview of the fields that are… read more | Article
Kooij, Els van der 1998 The Position of Unselected FingersLinguistics in the Netherlands 1998, Bezooijen, Renée van and René Kager (eds.), pp. 149–162
Crasborn, Onno A. and Els van der Kooij 1997 Relative Orientation in Sign Language PhonologyLinguistics in the Netherlands 1997, Coerts, Jane A. and Helen de Hoop (eds.), pp. 37–48
Kooij, Els van der 1997 Contact: A Phonological or a Phonetic Feature of Signs?Linguistics in the Netherlands 1997, Coerts, Jane A. and Helen de Hoop (eds.), pp. 109–122
Abstract In early, simultaneous analyses of signs, [a_contact] is a multivalent feature pertaining to the movement parameter (cf. Friedman 1976). In models that make use of sequential units (Liddell and Johnson 1989, Sandler 1989, Perlmutter 1989, van der Hulst 1993) the valence of [contact] can be… read more | Article